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Pacific Stars and Stripes, June 27, 1951

Clark AB Men Adopt Orphans

CLARK AFB- A group of Clark Air Force Base officers and airmen on duty in Korea have joined with other men to adopt 60 Korean orphans.

The children were orphaned during the evacuation of families in the current Korean fighting. They are living in an orphanage partly supported by the South Korean government, but the 60 won a day (10 cents in American exchange) allotted the group is far from enough to pay all the bills and utilities and feed and clothe the children who took very little with them. Toys were forgotten and extra clothes were lost along the way.

THE GROUP of Clark AFB men is headed by Capt. Charles A. Workman who with the others of his group is looking for a location to build a new home.

Capt. Floyd Harvey of the Communications Sq., is aiding the Korean group by acting as representative on Clark AFB. He is collecting clothing and cash donations to aid the group and, at present, is trying to arrange for transportation of the goods to Korea.

Several Clark airmen have written home and asked their families to send gifts of their clothes and those of neighbors to the children.


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